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RATINGS: 1501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This is base camp, where any craft brew exploration begins. A distinct hop nose and hop-forward flavor make Mirror Pond the quintessential Pale Ale. It is aromatically complex, multi-layered, and unmistakably “right.”

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2007
I was highly unimpressed with this beer. To call this an American Pale ale is a farce in my book as it tasted almost like nothing...if it didn’t look so great and feel so good in my mouth I would drink it, move on and never come back. Nose is faint malt. Maris Otter...a little maybe. Crisp cracker like notes and a little bit of brwon sugar style sweetness...boring. Hops promised are nonexistent. If I didn’t get a fresh bottle this beer would maybe be great but as it stands it is awful...truly

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7353) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2016
12/23/15. 12oz bottle from a mix pack from my parents. This is one of those beers I always thought I had already had... orange amber pour with a small khaki head. Light citrus, pine, biscuit, and mineral aroma. Light malty flavor, biscuit, a hint of caramel, a touch of citrus. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2175) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Copper pour with a substantial off white head. The nose was a bit on the faint side, featuring some spicy and dry hops. The flavors and body were smooth and drinkable, but I would have liked a bit more hops. The bready and toasted malt flavors were there, but I think there could have been more hops added to this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bonnie628 (50) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Pretty much a near perfect pale ale. Lower abv to suck down all day. Crisp clean crystal clear nice hoppy aroma and great hoppy bitter taste and super clean finish. A definite go to! Solid and so consistent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (816) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Appearance: pours with a large light tan head, the beer is a slightly hazy average gold color, very nice head retention Aroma: grass, pine, biscuit Taste: citrus, flowers, very pale malt backbone, moderate bitterness on the finish Palate: soft carbonation, medium mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste Overall: this is a good beer, nice bitterness, alcohol nice hop flavors, easily drinkable, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrNosha (1017) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2015
12oz Flasche. Hellbraunes Bier mit schönem feinporigem Schaum. Es duftet nach Karamell und Hopfen mit frischer Citrus und Harznote. Geschmack frisch. Citrus und etwas Röstmalz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (222) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Pours light copper, pale. Nice head. Aroma is a balance of citrus and flowers, some malt. Taste has strong bready caramel balanced with citrusy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (131) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pale gold with off-white head. Aroma is citrus, malt, caramel and biscuit. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darbeer75 (116) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Aroma: faintly sweet and a little biscuity with some hops; Appearance: light amber with frothy head that mostly dissipates; Taste: complex and balanced; more bitterness than the Fresh Squeezed IPA but very pleasant; some grapefruit but not too much; Palate: medium body with lively carbonation; some lacing; long, bitter finish.slightly creamy; nice example of a pale ale; crisp and refreshing; still prefer the Fresh Squeezed but would buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (3525) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow on tap with fluffy white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste of mild pine hops with nice caramel and biscuit malt, great balance. A solid pale, nothing over the top, but one of the originals.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1948) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a thin head on a clear straw body. The aroma is caramel. The taste is caramel and malty with a balance of lemon bitterness. The texture is crisp with soft edges. It’s nice.

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